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09/18/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Shana Tova - May you be inscribed in the Book of Life!

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins this evening at sunset, ushering in the High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot).

   This Holiday celebration repeats around this same time every year:

   No doubt most of us are probably not personally observing this holiday, but we don't concern ourselves with such trifling details such as that here.  We try to celebrate everything together as the one big happy family that we are.  So we extend all our best wishes for all good things for all our friends and family!

   Happy Rosh Hashanah!

BONUS #1 - Avinu Malkenu - sing-along version

BONUS #2 - - Avinu Malkenu - Reb Yisroel Edelson on piano

BONUS #3 - - Avinu Malkenu - Nika Diamant and Rabbi Michael Dushinsky

BONUS #4 - - Avinu Malkenu - Gia Beshitaishvily and The Moscow Oratorio Society, June 8, 2008

BONUS #5 - - Avinu Malkenu - Georgiy Faradzhev and The Moscow Male Jewish Cappella, 2008

BONUS #6 - - Avinu Malkenu - The New York Synagogue Choir, November 29, 2008

BONUS #7 - - Avinu Malkenu - Barbra Streisand



Thursday, September 18, 1969 - Tiny Tim (12 Apr 1932 – 30 Nov 1996) and Miss Vicki (b. 1952) announced their engagement on the The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. They were married on the same show about three months later on Dec 17, 1969. (Thanks, Sydney!)


1.   Sandra Jordan Murray ('67) of VA - 09/17/09:

Thursday 09/17/2009 12:33:30am
Name: Sandra (Sandye) Jordan Murray
Marital Status Widowed
City/Country: Newport News, VA

   Thanks, Sandye!


   Happy Birthday today to Bobby Bell ('57) AND         Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL  AND  The United States Air Force - 1947!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 - Barry Stutt ('57);

21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57);

22 -   Curt Overman ('59) of VA;

23 -       My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL;

24 -   Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA;

25 - James Comer ('57) AND Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

  From Sandra Jordan Murray ('67) of VA - 09/18/09:


Please add me to your mailing list.  My email address is  What other info do you need?

I have really enjoyed viewing this web site.


Sandra (Sandye) Jordan Murray
Class of 1967

   Thanks again, Sandye! I've added your name and email addy to a couple of pages with your class:

   Technically, that's all I need, but the Birthday Page is fun, too, so I'd need to know your date of birth for that! 

   Welcome aboard, Sandye!

     From Me ('65) of IL - 09/18/09 - "The End of an Era":

   I personally haven't watched it (or any other soap opera) in 25 years. I just don't like to see things end....

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/16/09 - "Autumn Of Our Lives":

Autumn Of Our Lives

I love Autumn here in the mountains of West Virginia. The cool air and the hum of the heater in the morning soon gives way to the warm breezes flowing through the window fans in the afternoon. The delightful smell of dry leaves fills the air and in the evening I can sometimes catch glimpses of the deer feeding on the fallen apples from the apple tree in our backyard. The sound of happy children riding their bikes makes a sweet music for the ears as they play away the evening hours until darkness arrives. All of this wonderful joy takes place too under the brilliance of the mountains themselves. This time of the year they look like they were painted by Heaven’s hand. Bit by bit the leaves on the trees transform into glorious golds, radiant reds, and outrageous oranges. Beautiful burgundies and browns soon appear too, as well as yellows that shine like the sun itself. This time of the year always gives me a hint of what Paradise itself must be like.

It really amazes me then that the phrase "the Autumn of our lives" is always said with such fear. The very mention of it stirs up images of aging, illness, and approaching death. I guess so many are afraid of that last leaf falling that they fail to see the beautiful Spring that awaits them.

I think the Autumn of your life should instead be embraced with joy. It should be the peak of a beautiful, colorful, and well-lived life. It should be full of choosing love, sharing happiness, and helping others. It should be filled with making yourself a better person and the world a better place. It should be overflowing with peace, understanding, and oneness with God.

May the Autumn of your life then shine as brightly as the leaves on these mountains. May you live simply, love deeply, and grow daily. May your last days be your best days. And may you walk through the fallen leaves knowing that the journey leads not to death but to eternal life.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~

[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella Copyright © 2009 ( -- submitted

   Thanks, Shari!

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/17/09 - "Our Fathers Fought for Liberty":

Our Fathers Fought for Liberty

- James Russell Lowell
(22 Feb 1819 - 12 Aug 1891)


  Our fathers fought for Liberty,
They struggled long and well,
History of their deeds can tell-
But did they leave us free?

Are we free from vanity, 
Free from pride, and free from self,
Free from love of power and pelf,
From everything that's beggarly?

Are we free from stubborn will,
From low hate and malice small,
From opinion's tyrant thrall?
Are none of us our own slaves still?

Are we free to speak our thought,
To be happy, and be poor,
Free to enter Heaven's door,
To live and labor as we ought?

Are we then made free at last
From the fear of what men say,
Free to reverence Today,
Free from the slavery of the Past?

Our fathers fought for Liberty,
They struggled long and well,
History of their deeds can tell-
But ourselves must set us free.


   Thank you, Billy!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/17/09 - "when to turn in your drivers license!!!":


When it is time to turn in one's license!!!!!!!!

An old man and woman were on the way to Greenville, NC and stopped at a McDonald's in Farmville, just off the 264 East bypass recently and did not know that they had hit a deer!!

Someone in McDonald's had to tell them....

The old man said he noticed that the car was starting to run a little hot the last few miles.


I guess in some cases, a picture is STILL worth a thousand words.

   See, this is exactly why I decided long years ago never to get my driver's license! Thanks, Joan!

  From My Friend,  Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 09/12/09 - "Worth Sharing... These will make you smile (and I did, they are cute) - (#5 in a Series of 9)":

  Thanks, Judy!


1.   From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

2.        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/09 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION PAGE UPDATES":


You may print out the forms, fill them in, and mail them to us WITH YOUR CHECK.

We look forward to seeing you at the Newport News Marriott City Center on October 9th and 10th … and at The Chamberlin for Sunday brunch.

Best wishes from your Class of 1964 45-Year Reunion Committee.

   Thank you, Captain!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 09/17/09:


... But baby pigeon said, "I can't make it; I'll get too tired."

His mother said, "Don't worry; I'll tie a piece of string to one of your legs and the other end to mine."

The baby started to cry.

"What's wrong?" said the mother.

"I don't want to be pigeon towed!"


School Bus

It was the first day of school, after summer vacations and time for me to pick up the children in my school bus and take them home again. After I had made the complete run that afternoon, one little boy remained on the bus.

Thinking he had simply missed his stop, I started driving slowly back through the neighborhood and asked him to be sure to let me know if any of the houses or people looked familiar. The boy sat in his seat contentedly and shook his head whenever I asked him if he recognized a person or place.

After the second unsuccessful tour of the area, I started back to the school to ask for his address. When we arrived, the child got off the bus and started walking away. "Wait!" I called. "We have to go inside and find out where you live."

"I live right there," he said, pointing to a house across the street. "I just always wanted to ride in a school bus."


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 is holding its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact - WHS CLASS OF 1959

2. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion - For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

  3. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

Friday , Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at  kwitte@tampabay, - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/16/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

 Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Avinu Malkenu

   Avinu malkenu

Khonenu va'anenu (2x)

Ki ein banu ma'asim

Asei imanu tsedaka vakhesed (2x)

Our Father, Our King

Grant us grace and answer us,

For we lack in deeds

Do it justice and kindness with us

And save us

"Avinu Malkenu" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 09/12/07

Animated Rosh Hashanah Title Art courtesy of - 09/18/09

Image of Gold Star of David Pendant used to form logo which in turn forms the Divider Lines courtesy
of - 11/23/08

Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

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